Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Canada,
or Mexico who read any 3 of the selected continuing medical education (CME)
articles in this issue of JAMA, complete the CME Evaluation Form, and fax
it to the number or mail it to the address at the bottom of the CME Evaluation
Form are eligible for category 1 CME credit. There is no charge.
The American Medical Association (AMA) is accredited by the Accreditation
Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor CME for physicians. The
AMA designates this educational activity for up to 1 hour of category 1 CME
credit per JAMA issue toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award (PRA).
Each physician should claim for credit only those hours that were actually
spent in this educational activity.
Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Mexico,
or Canada are eligible for CME credit even if they live or practice in other
countries. Physicians licensed in other countries are also welcome to participate
in this CME activity. However, the PRA is available only to physicians licensed
in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
To earn credit, read 3 of the articles listed below that are designated
for CME credit carefully and complete the CME Evaluation Form. The CME Evaluation
Form must be submitted within 1 month of the issue date. A certificate awarding
1 hour of category 1 CME credit will be faxed or mailed to you; it is then
your responsibility to maintain a record of credit received.
One of our goals is to assess continually the educational needs of our
readers so we may enhance the educational effectiveness of JAMA. To achieve
this goal, we need your help. You must complete the CME Evaluation Form to
JAMA is a general medical journal. Its mission and educational purpose
is to promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public
health. A flexible curriculum of article topics is developed annually by THE
JOURNAL's editorial board and is then supplemented throughout the year with
information gained from readers, authors, reviewers, and editors. To accommodate
the diversity of practice types within JAMA's readership, the Reader's Choice
CME activity allows readers, as adult learners, to determine their own educational
needs and to assist the editors in addressing their needs in future issues.
Readers of JAMA should be able to attain the following educational
objectives: (1) select and read at least 3 articles in 1 issue to gain new
medical information on topics of particular interest to them as physicians,
(2) assess the articles' value to them as practicing physicians, and (3) think
carefully about how this new information may influence their own practices.
The educational objective for each CME article is given after the article
Educational Objective: To learn about the current
status of xenotransplantation research and to understand the immunological
and infectious barriers to successful xenotransplantation.
Long-term Outcome of Medical and Surgical Therapies
for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Follow-up of a Randomized Controlled
Educational Objective: To compare long-term
outcomes after medical and surgical treatments for gastroesophageal reflux
Long-term Effects of an Early Childhood Intervention
on Educational Achievement and Juvenile Arrest: A 15-Year Follow-up of Low-Income
Children in Public SchoolsArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the benefits
of an early childhood education program.
Evaluation of Contraceptive Efficacy and Cycle Control
of a Transdermal Contraceptive Patch vs an Oral Contraceptive: A Randomized
Educational Objective: To compare the effectiveness
of a transdermal contraceptive patch and an oral contraceptive.
Regular Outpatient Medical and Drug Abuse Care and
Subsequent Hospitalization of Persons Who Use Illicit DrugsArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that regular
drug abuse care with regular medical care may reduce hospitalizations for
Oregon Physicians' Attitudes About and Experiences
With End-of-Life Care Since Passage of the Oregon Death with Dignity ActArticle
Educational Objective: To learn how Oregon
physicians' care of dying patients may have changed since passage of the Death
with Dignity Act.
Prevalence of Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation in Adults:
National Implications for Rhythm Management and Stroke Prevention: the AnTicoagulation
and Risk Factors in Atrial Fibrillation (ATRIA) StudyArticle
Educational Objective: To learn the prevalence
of atrial fibrillation.
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.
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